Tag Archives: Michael James

Friday Night Must: Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, My Graveyard Jaw and Kiyoko McCrae

Happy weekend! To get you going, here’s a preview of a show that we highly recommend you NOT overlook. Tonight, at the Hi-ho Lounge, psycho-ramblers Slim Cessna’s Auto Club will headline a bill that also includes a set from local folk outlaws My Graveyard Jaw as well as a solo performance from the By and [...]

YouTube du Jour: My Graveyard Jaw

Keeping their wits in check while on a West Coast swing, recent Best of the Beat nominees My Graveyard Jaw recently stopped in at the Old Well record store in the mountain town of Julian California where they recored this video from their outdoor, in-store. The group, led by songwriter/guitarist Michael James, labels its folk [...]

My Graveyard Jaw, Coming Winds (Independent)

When we speak of New Orleans bands owing a debt to Tom Waits, more often it’s really to Kurt Weill. With My Graveyard Jaw, we mean Tom Waits. On much of Coming Winds, Michael James sings with Waits’ hard, phlegmy rasp, which is distracting. If there’s a pledge the city could stand to take, it’s [...]